In India, the humble cow is proving the cause of controversy. With numbers of bovines on the up, authorities are facing a headache over what to do with them. And that's not all, cows are also at the heart of political disagreements and even targets for lynch mob attacks.
Then, we head to one of the world's last communist countries, where training as a monk offers one way out of poverty.
We also go to Burma, where the Moken have lived a semi-nomadic life off the coast. But the fact that many of them are stateless means it's difficult for them to defend their rights.